Checking the Emotion Thermometer
Emotions come in all different varieties: happiness, sadness, anger, hurt, fear, and love. Sometimes you feel only a little happy. Sometimes you feel overjoyed! You can think about how strong an emotion is by coloring in your emotion level on a thermometer.
Your Turn Show how strong your emotion is.
- Draw a thermometer shape (a tall tube with a circle on the bottom).
- Think of what emotion you are feeling: happiness, sadness, anger, hurt, fear, love, or something else. Write the emotion under the thermometer.
- Think how strongly you are feeling the emotion.
- If the emotion is not strong, color just the bottom part of the thermometer.
- If the emotion is really strong, color the whole thermometer.
- If the emotion is somewhere in between, color from the bottom up to somewhere in between.
- Are you comfortable feeling this much of this emotion? What could you do to feel more comfortable?
- Next time you need to express an emotion, you can draw a thermometer to show how strongly you feel it.
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